Trauma and PTSD



Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress following any dreadful or life-threatening event. Trauma affects people in various ways and at times can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Trauma can be as substantial as a car accident, the death of a loved one, or as significant as abuse and neglect. A clinician’s understanding of the impact of trauma can be vital and sometimes determines the success of working with clients. Here, this presentation will serve as a vehicle to equip the practitioner
who in turn will empower their clients.


  • Learn what constitutes trauma and the demographic that it affects.
  • Identify the more recognizable types of trauma, i.e. Acute, Chronic, and Complex as well as more obscure types including Historical, Intergenerational, and Vicarious trauma.
  • Discuss the modifications that the brain and body undergo as a result of trauma.
  • Assess the symptomology of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder according to the DSM V.
  • Demonstrate assessment tools and techniques to effectively treat PTSD.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 15
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Trauma and PTSD
    • Lecture.1
      Trauma and PTSD
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Trauma and PTSD 15 questions

Crystal J. Lockett-Thomas is a Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider, Licensed Professional and Nationally Certified Counselor based in Texas who received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Akron. She has extensive experience in working with at-risk youth, concentrating on assisting them in developing healthy perspectives and building high emotional intelligence. She has worked for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department aiding juvenile offenders, specifically those who committed violent crimes, fostering the process of building empathy and reducing recidivism.

Ms. Thomas has training and certification in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused therapies and Moral Reconation Therapy and currently assists adolescents and adults address a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury. She has found success in treating ADHD, PTSD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as numerous Affective Disorders.

Crystal also has experience with adults dealing with co-morbid disorders and employs a collaborative approach with her clients in order to produce the most effective outcomes. Additionally, as Clinical Director, she is responsible for providing support and training for other therapeutic staff members in her private practice agency in order to enhance the overall client experience. In her spare time, she serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Collin College educational system.